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Page 2 Comments by the editor are opinions, reasons, or recommendations... Somebody will upset you Somewhere in the United stats of America, some individual has told us to switch our clocks from Eastem Standard Time (daylight savings time) back to Central Standard Tune. Listening to the assessments coming out of Washington, D. C., this time change will be good. Those bureaucrats need to come hear what the peo- ple in Half Acre, Putnam, Magnolia, Jefferson, Saltwell, Faunsdale, Octagon, Hugo, McKinley, etc., have to say about changing their clocks an hour back. First and foremost, the chickens are not going to roost any later, the milking of the old jersey cow must be done twice a day, and the people going to work on the early morning shift are going to be highly incon- venienced. Some of them need their beauty sleep and this will disrupt that routine. It doesn't make sense to change our clocks. It has never made sense to change our clocks. We don't think it will ever make sense to change our clocks. China has one time zone and it is bigger than Texas, the United States, and Canada. In the USA, we command over 300 million people to go bed earlier or later and to get up later or earlier. What's a town to do if[ What does a little town do about a big problem, rel- ative to the town? When two buildings on the main street collapse and the roofs fall to the floors, the owners usually clean the mess up and rebuild or sell. It is certain that if they don't clean the mess up, they can never sell or rebuild. Linden has laws on the books to take care of these situations and the legal counsel advised the local newspaper that the town has procedures it must fol- low before removing a dilapidated building. It is simple. The procedures have not been executed and the clean up has not been done. The sad situation is going on five years now. The mayor is the executive and mayors must make ' things happen. What do the citizens have to do to make the mayor execute? There could be a tar and feather ceremony. A lawsuit in court will be messy but not as messy as tar and feathers. Voice your opinions to the heads at city hall. When AEA leader fails when educators begin to think like black folks think, then the educators can begin to educate blacks. For the past 60 years, the educators in Alabama have been trained to ask for more money, ask for more holidays, ask for free health care, ask for free dental care, and ask for anything else they could come up with except how to effectively communicate knowledge. There's nothing wrong with that. Good, old fash- ioned greed has made America great. i Paul Hubbert, the deceased former head of the teachers' union, called the Alabama Education Association, became a master at controlling the black vote in Alabama. what happened is the black educators were hopeful for one thing, a larger paycheck. Of course, ihe white educators were glad to get the extra money, too. Guess who got left out of the hopeful bunch? The kids who didn't know how to manipulate the legisla- ture. American educators have been carrying on the European tradition of teaching theory. The idea is if they can learn theory, they can translate it into the knowledge necessary to do a project. In Dixie, we used to teach planting cotton, corn, turnips, collards, onions, and a lot of other food. We did not do that in a class room. We did it in the fields. Teachers need to go to a field with a bunch of stu- dents and tell them all about soil, what will grow best in that soil, how to fill that soil, how to plant, how to cultivate, and how to harvest. Some blacks call that slavery work. If they would keep quiet nobody would know how stupid they are. That type farming is sweeping the nation as organic farming and the prices for these vegetables is out- standing. Too many blacks would just want more food stamps rather than raise their own food. That is Uncle Sam meddling in their affairs. The food stamps will soon be obsolete because the price of food will be too high. Some stores are already not selling to welfare recip- ients. Hubbert's policies have taken a firm hold. USPS 153-380 Published every Thursday at The Democrat-Reporter at 108 East Edit0r-Publisher Coats Avenue, Linden. Marengo County, Alabama 36748. Postmaster, please send changes of addresses to: P. O. Box 480040. Linden, Alabama 36748 Telephone 3341295- Office "'Manager 5224 Linden Reporter established 1879. Marengo Democrat established ports 1889. Cousolidated 1911 as The Democrat-Reporter. Periodicals postage Pr0ducti0n Manager paid at Demopolis, Alabama. Subscription prices include sales tax plus postage and tuing. " In Marengo. Clarke, Choctaw, Sumter, Greene, Hale, Perry, Dallas, Production AssiStant and Wilcox Counties. anl,: ! -,,r'wriptions are $35.00. G00dl0e Sutton Barbara Quinney Jim DeWitt Henry Waiters Angela C0mpt0n READERS Write Letters of Their Opinions .... Send Your Letter to P. O. Box 480040, Linden Alabama 36748 Change mama's paper to my address The Democrat-Reporter place, I was wondering if I could get the My address is: Box 480040, address changed on the Democrat? I try to Terry R. Noojin Linden, Alabama 36748 go check everything pretty regularly but I 5925 Cottage Hill Rd. Dear Goodloe, I hope you are doing okay. I have a request My mother passed away Sept 12th of this year. Since she left me the home 00ursaay, November 6, 20,4 0000!00iiii! 2 i ?,> ", can't be there to get the mail as often as I Mobile, AL 36609 would like. Her subscription was either list- Thank you for your help I am sure I will:'. ed as Myrtis Ramsey or Mrs. John Ramsey. be seeing you soon to put the advertisement? I am not sure exactly. Her address was 1734 in your paper. County Road 9, Sweet Water, AL 36782. Terry Thanks for write up, pictures of forestry tour October 20th Dear Goodloe, Charles and I enjoyed having you join us for the Forestry Tour on October 9tk The Helene Moseley Treasure Forest award was a special honor for many reasons. We are both from Marengo County and Charles' daddy, A.D. worked with Mr. Henry on the project. Thank you so much for the wonderful write up and pictures in the paper on October 16 and 23. We never expected front page coverage. I know it meant a lot to Mr. Henry, as well. I had hoped he would join us, to be honored along with us. Mother and Daddy enjoyed The Democrat-Reporter so much during their life and we will continue to during ours. " Keep up the good work. -: Sincerely, :', ." Jenny Cooper Holmes i - Governor is dirty politics about veterans would help veterans of the past 12 years when he will not stop cheating the National Guard retirees out of a free tag that was given to the Alabama National Guard and retired reserves by George Wallace in 1976 the whole the tag was not free but it was just a $23.00 discount this adds up to several millions dollars a year it also the disable American Veterans tag has a code $5.00 fee and this is discrimination because no other tag has this on it this adds up to about a half million dollar a year. How many'years has this being going on, I have in writing prove that it has been going on for 11 years. I wrote the governor, the House of Representative and the Senate and gave them prove that they were cheat- ing the National Guard and the Reserves. My state representative DuWayne Bridges got a Major to say this was a local incident but how can a Major contact 67 judges October 28, 2014 The Democrat-Reporter Dear Editor In my local newspaper it reads "Alabama Aims To Aid Veterans." Why can the State of Alabama Aids Veterans in Alabama when we have one of the best organization in the United States already taking care of all the veterans in four extra large hospital in Tuskegee, Montgomery, Birmingham and Tuscaloosa. They also have a great number of clinics around the state and one of them is in Georgia, Columbus Georgia. They are also have program for helping the homeless veterans. They also have appointed a new secretary of the VA also he is a retired general and a x- business man the Great Veterans Administration. Seven days before the election November 4, 2014 I say that is politics. Now why office in 7 days. .,2 My wife and I when to the VA hospital in:;i', Tuskegee, the hospital in Montgomery, the" =' hospital in Birmingham, the hospital in Tuscaloosa and found all of the tags that, .. are represented there. We also agree with ;;.i: I the Major about it being a isolated incident  ' : but it is the State of Alabama isolated against the other 49 states. I say that the governor aims to aid veter= .', ans is dirty politic because he will not help.. : the local retire national guard men and .,. women and retired reserves men and.. ,, women and disable veterans men and women. Sincerely, Forrest Abney Public Relation Officer 1818 26th Street Valley, Alabama 36854-2751 , ', ,' OlD TIMES BY THE LATE JOEL D. JONES ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED JUNE I, 1939 Weddings in early 1900s were solemn occasions for couples We often write of the deaths of our friends, and it seems Church, which name was given the church by her father in that the lime passes away very rapidly, when we remember honor of their old home "Laurel" in Delaware, She loved her them in life, remember when they were single, remember church, played for its members and longed to see it grow and when the ee married, it,seems hut aiew days. On the first prosper. When taken sick, she said she ,would n got recover: Sumday in May, we met and decorated the graves of several nor did she wish to; she would often say, I am wting Jesus, humdred at Shiloh Church which I remember in life, and was I want to go Home." She had long before placed herself in present when they were laid away in their fial resting places, the hands of the Lord. Her work on earth completed, she which all that is now visible is the little mound marking the passed away without a struggle. Her remains were laid to rest spot where they were placed, by the side of her husband in Laurel graveyard. Married at the Methodist Church in There is another Marengo Skinner, Central Mills, in Dallas County, on which is not related to the above Wednesday evening the 10th day family, one of which was the late of June 1903, Edward E. Taylor George T. Skinner, which I have and Miss Gertrude Skinner, Rev. written about in "Old Times". He W. S. Street of Gastonburg offici- had a daughter, Mrs Florence E. ating. Attendants were Miss Skinner, who was married to Mr. Mayme Skinner, maid of honor, Robert Watlington, at the Methodist Mr. J. O. Blackburn, best man; Church in Old Spring Hill, on Miss Golda Skinner, with Mr. Wednesday evening, June 17, 1903, Garland Kirven, Miss Janie just seven days after the marriage of Skinner with Mr. T. J. Huckabee, Mr. Taylor and Miss Skinner at -' Miss Janie Wills with Mr. J.H. Central Mills. The attendants were: Hestle, Miss Maude Robinson Miss Delores Watlington and Mr. with Dr. W. M. Laird, and Miss George B. Skinner, Miss Mabel Emma Kindall with Mr. G.L. Allen and Mr. W. C. Harrison, Miss Shivers. Ushers were: E. M. and J. Lucille Skinner and Mr. Ed Pegram, T. Sheperd. I was present at this Miss Hattie Eppes and Mr. Leon marriage and immediately after Morris. The bride entered with her the ceremony the happy couple sister, Miss Mary Skinner, her maid left for Alberta, where they board- of honor, the groom with his broth- ed the train for Mobile and other er, Mr. Eugene Watlington. As they southern points, and after a short marched down the opposite aisles, sojourn, they returned to Linden, the wedding march was played by which town they made their home, Mrs. Bumitt and Mr. Mayer, while " and where Mr. Taylor died and during the ceremony "Call Me Mrs. Taylor still resides. Mrs. Thine Own" was softly rendered. Taylor's father, Thomas H. The late After congratulations, Mr. and Mrs. Skinner, came to this county in the JoeI DesakerJones Watlington left for Demopolis forties with his father, who located where they took the evening train at Shiloh. He died on June 5, 1907, for Lookout Mountain. at the home of one of his daughters at Central Mills. His A wedding took place in the Methodist Church at Linden remains were camed to his home at Shiloh and there buried, on Thursday evening August 27, 1903, when Mr. Ellis Small He was about 77 years of age, and spent the most of his life and Miss Ethel Hamilton plighted their vows at the altar. The near where his father first settled. In antebellum days, he church was decorated for the occasion, and a number of served as deputy sheriff and after the war, served as county friends of these two assembled to witness the ceremony. Mrs. commissioner. He was married twice, and was father of Taylor sang several appropriate solos before the arrival of the twelve children, nine of which were living at the time of his wedding party. V. Q. Prowell and T. J. Cleveland, entered " death. He lived to see all of his children married, except first then came the two flower girls, Frances Cunningham Mattie, who died while a young girl, being the first child to and Aileen Glass; then the attendants, Misses Donnie Ben die. There were four sons and eight daughters, of which five Gilder and Theresa Schwartz and Messrs. Garland Kirven daughters are now living, three daughters and the four sons and Rliett Kimbrough, who took positions inside the altar to ' have passed away. the right and left of the officiating minister, Rev. C. B. ; His mother was a sister to the late Thomas I. Hosea, who, Atldnson. The bride leaning on the ann of Miss Gus McCoy, was so wide known as one of the most successful merchants came down the left aisle and was met at the altar by the that ever lived in Marengo County. She was bern in Laurel, groom and Dr. J. C. Malone who marched down the right Delaware, November 14, 1805, and died at Shiloh, February aisle. Mr. Atkinson, in a beautiful ceremony, pronounced the 5, 1891, in her 86th year of age. She was a daughter of words that united these two hearts for weal or woe. The Matthew Hosea, and she was united in marriage to T.J. bride, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Hamilton, who Skinner in 1822, and moved from Laurel, Delaware, to came from Kentucky to Linden just a few years before the i! Philadelphia, and in 1843 they removed to Shiloh, Ala., marriage took place. where all was joy and sunshine until her husband was called There are some who witnessed all these weddings, that are to the "Better Land" in 1874. From that time she lived with still living and will remember the occasions, but many of her widowed daughter, Mrs. P. T. Beverly, who lived alone them passed on to where there is no marriage, no sorrow, but until death.. She was a devoted Christian, and with her passed all joy and happiness, b out the last of the charter members of Laurel Presbyterian So long until next timel The Red Barn Restaurant & Lounge Great Steaks Gret Seafood Great Atmosphere i Party Room Available Hwy 80 Demopolis 289-0595